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subject index

(information science)
An information resource that contains references to other resources, categorised by subject, usually in a hierarchy.

Yahoo is the most popular Internet subject index. Like most other subject indices, Yahoo is arranged ontologically.

Subject indices are not to be confused with search engines, which are based not on subject, but instead on relevance, although (1) this difference is often (possibly rightly) hidden from the unsophisticated user, and (2) future integration of knowledge representation into relevance ranking algorithms will make this a hazy distinction.
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In her introductory explanatory notes for the subject index Dennis states that "[e]ntries that involved more than one topic are indexed under each applicable topic as an aid to the researcher" (p.
These few examples are really the tip of the iceberg regarding insufficient headings in the subject index.
The extensive use of tables for easy reference, the wealth of information given, and the comprehensive subject index support the advanced student into getting in-depth insight into food chemistry and technology and makes this book also a valuable on the job reference for chemists, food chemists, food technologists, engineers, biochemists, nutritionists, and analytical chemists in food and agricultural research, food industry nutrition, food control, and service laboratories.
They are updated monthly, and each contains citation indexes and a subject index.
The extensive Subject Index assists the reader in locating particular references by carefully subdividing the main topics.
The site also includes a subject index and selects "Ten Cool Sites" each month.
The Subject Index link on the home page leads to a directory of links for 15 main subjects, including Health and Safety, Nuclear Power, and Energy Issues.
A brief bibliography, subject index, and index of names follow, although the pages are not numbered.
The book would have been improved by providing a straightforward subject index and pairing terms in the Keywords section with page numbers.
A subject index with cross-references indicating what topics are covered and on which discs could be useful.
This site will include a brief overview of Baptists and their heritage, answers to frequently asked questions about Baptists, a subject index to Baptist heritage with links to available written material and other Web sites, a list of Baptist heritage resources, and other items.
The basic tenet of this approach is that pre-coordinate indexing systems help indexers generate subject index entries that represent the subject matter of the document concerned.